Re: Questioning Y2K

Ian Goddard (
Mon, 26 Oct 1998 03:05:27 -0500

At 11:13 PM 10/25/98 -0800, Hara Ra wrote:

>>I had a really serious talk recently about going to a remote cabin with:
>>1) water from a well
>>2) wood burning stove
>>3) lots of dehydrated food for "deep storage" of several months supply of
>Why bother with all of that? Just get:
> Heavy sleeping bag, depending on climate.
> 5 gal collapsible water bags - with care, 5 days/bag
> lots of beans and rice
> 2-5 5 gal propane tanks
> gas camp stove & converter for propane tanks.
> condiments for beans and rice
>And you have all the stuff round the house with no hassle.

IAN: Don't forget a water-filtration unit in case saved-water runs out. But if things really get bad enough that such items are utilized, then we are talking about the likelihood of roving bands of looters
willing to kill you to get your
nice little supply of goods.

I've been watching this issue and watching the group of nay-sayers slowly but surely dwindle, and the group of people on the verge of panic increase. Even the more skeptical talk about gathering up
supplies before the date.

Whatever the impact of Y2K on the U.S., it stands to reason that much of the rest of the world, already reeling under economic downturns, will get hit hard, since they are not in a situation now to hire all the hightech programers and the like to fix their
entire computer systems. I hear that in Russia, nothing is being done to prepair for Y2K. Countries in Africa,
while there are very few computers
per person, still have computer dependent infrastructures. These are the places where the *bleep* may really hit the fan. This is may be the biggest problem in store for all.

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